VNG Norge AS has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to carry out exploration drilling of wells 6406/12-3 S and A (Pil and Bue) in production licence 586 in the Norwegian Sea using the Transocean Arctic semi-submersible rig.
Water depth at the site is 324 metres. These prospects are located about 34 kilometres south-south-west of the Njord A-platform and 61 kilometres south-west of the Draugen-platform.
Drilling is expected to begin in November 2013, with a duration of 53 days, depending on whether a discovery is made.
Transocean Arctic is operated by Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd NUF. The facility received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) in July 2004.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, October 09, 2013